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Nagaland Civil Secretariat sealed for 48 hours amid rising COVID-19 cases

Nagaland Civil Secretariat sealed for 48 hours amid rising COVID-19 cases

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Nagaland Civil Secretariat sealed for 48 hours amid rising COVID-19 cases Nagaland Civil Secretariat sealed for 48 hours amid rising COVID-19 cases

KOHIMA: The Nagaland Civil Secretariat Office Complex on Sunday declared as ‘Sealed Area’ with effect from Monday, November 16 for the next 48 hours, informed the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Kohima, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa, NCS.

The ADC further informed that the decision has been taken in view of the detection of a number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state.

The sealed area is mapped and cordoned off and the public and all concerned are advised to follow all safety precautions of wearing masks all the time, frequently washing hands and maintain social/physical distances to ensure public hygiene and personal safety within the proximity of the sealed area, the ADC notified.

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 Nagaland's COVID-19 tally rose to 9,750 on Saturday as 112 more people tested positive for the infection, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.

Dimapur district reported the highest number of new cases at 109, followed by Kohima (two) and Mon (one). Thirty more people have recovered from the disease, he said.

Nagaland now has 805 active coronavirus cases, while 8,794 people have been cured of the disease so far, Health Department Director Dr Denis Hangsing said in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.

Fifty-four coronavirus patients have died so far, of which 46 due to the contagion, six due to other ailments, while the cause of death of two others is being investigated, he said.

Ninety-seven patients have migrated to other states so far, the official said.

The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stands at 90.19 per cent, he said.

Dimapur district has the highest number of active cases at 490, followed by Kohima (206) and Mon (86), the official said.

The state has so far conducted 1.04 lakh COVID-19 tests, including 64,247 RT-PCR, 34,816 TrueNat and 5,094 rapid antigen tests, Hangsing said.

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